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Dec 7, 2012 11:30pm PST
over same-sex marriage in california is now headed to the highest court. the u.s. supreme court said it will take up the issue deciding the legality of california's ban on same-sex marriage. it was approved in 2008 but lower courts ruled it was unconstitutional. we have team coverage. ktvu's eric rasmussen on how the supreme court is at a historic cross roads. but we begin in san francisco, today's decision leaves many people with mixed decisions. >> reporter: i talked with dozen of people tonight and there was a huge range of emotions, excitement, concern and also some confusion. >> reporter: holiday lights lights and friday night crowds but ask people on the street and many are away that today's decision could change lives and history. >> great idea. we need decide. so this is a great idea. >> matter of basic rights. >> reporter: today's decision means that same-sex couples in couple must put marriage plans on hold again. they plan to marry next fall in new york. >> we would have been exchanging vows and celebrating our love and commitment next week but with this decision it is bit
KICU
Dec 20, 2012 11:30pm PST
california, today it looks like pg & e is running the puc. >> reporter: what does that mean in dollars and cents for you, the average bill will go up 88-cents a month next year. followed by 1.36 a month the year after that. >> what our commission sought out to do was to simply meet new standard put forward by the cpuc that's why we had requested the rate payer financing. >> reporter: rural mains are next and that's going to cost a lot more. i'm consumer editor tom vacar, channel 2 news. >>> 12 california hospitals were fined today by the state's department of public health for failures that caused or were likely to cause serious injury or even death to patients. in the bay area kaiser oakland was fined $100,000 for not following instructions on a medical device. kaiser san rafael was fined $50,000 for improper surgical procedures with a patient. and ucsf was fined $75,000 for not following safe distribution of medication. >>> there's speculation that the world may be coming to an end at midnight. we'll show you how some people are spending what may be their final hours. >>> and live st
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Dec 3, 2012 11:30pm PST
of the california legislature took the oath of office. democrats now have a 2/3 majority. what the new supermajority means for the state. >> reporter: with that, the democrats supermajority was set. essentially one party rule in the senate and assembly. >> i really believe that this is the end of one very difficult era in california and the beginning of a new and better era. >> reporter: democrats celebrated. republicans still have a voice, but no power. >> as a minority party, some may call us the super minority part, we're pretty much on the sidelines. >> reporter: republicans say they will serve as watchdogs on the democrats new 2/3 majority. democrats can raise taxes and more without republican votes. >> this historic supermajority. we intend to use it purposely, with purpose, with humility, and with great strength. >> reporter: democrats have not outlined an agenda, but senator mark leno is asking for a big change to proposition 13 to make it easier for voters to raise their own property taxes. >> it allows voters in their areas to be able to reinvest in a very underfunded educational system. >
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Dec 13, 2012 11:30pm PST
. >>> california's population appears to be holding steady between july of 2011 to july of here. it brings california's population to 37.8 million people. san mateo county was one of five to postthe largest growth. >>> good night to watch the meteor shower. most of it will get going around 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning. the skies are mostly clear out there and it's going to be a new moon. bundle up if you're going to be going outside. it is going to be cold out there. a frost advisory already in effect for parts of the east bay. that doesn't mean you're hot going to have frost in the north bay or south pay. you'll be scraping some ice then we have a chance for some sprinkles. back here, we have that computer model and it roll spwaos the bay area weekends with a chance -- rolls into the bay area weekends with showers. >>> speaking of meteors, the spectacular show over the bay area and just how long it'll last. >> they had a want for an illegal meth lab. i don't know how to make meth, why would i. >> reporter: up first new >>> we have new information tonight about the moments leading up to tue
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Dec 14, 2012 11:30pm PST
to have that talk. >> reporter: well this is 101 california, the high rise where almost 20 years ago a crazed gunman killed eight and wounded six. then as now there are calls for change. >> i don't think today is that day. >> reporter: when is the day to talk gun reform? mark kelly, married to congresswoman giffords said the discussion can no longer wait. and feinstein is calling on congress to debate america's gun culture. declaring weapons of war don't belong on our streets or in our theaters, shopping malls and schools. >> it was very similar to the day that i was shot. >> reporter: activist mindy fikelstein was surrounded by children when a man opened fire. >> the problem is too many guns. people who shouldn't get their hands on gun have the ability to do so. >> reporter: the pistols used today a glock and a sig. and connecticut like california has strict rules. >> the united states, 8,400 deaths a year due to gun violence. we have got to do something about it. and congress has got to get a backbone. >> these children were murdered, brutally murdered in the place where they felt
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Dec 10, 2012 11:30pm PST
's california driver's license was found among the wreckage. mexican officials say depending on investigators it could take ten days to have the preliminary investigation. you may not have heard of rivera, but she was very popular in the latino community. >> reporter: jenni rivera was in the brink of cross over stardom. and fans tell us that they're sure that she would have won over fans. listeners have been calling in all day mourning the loss of jenni rivera. >> i saw her like a month ago. i have a picture with her. >> reporter: the d.j. says rivera's rise to fame from humble beginnings selling music at swat meets and her ability to talk about personal problems allows her to win over female fans. >> rivera was flown for her banda style music, a regional band sound dominated by men. her struggles as a divorced mother of five and grandmother of two endeared her to fans. >> she could have been your girlfriend, someone you could just talk to and she went through domestic violence and just all these things in her life and that's why women really related to her and really liked her because she wa
KICU
Nov 30, 2012 11:30pm PST
's a bigger one behind it. >>> california highway patrol responded to accidents all day long. in oakley witnesses say a child was thrown from a vehicle in a crash on highway 4. a jeep cherokee spun out of control on the westbound lanes near laurel road just before 1:00 p.m. at least two people were taken to the hospital, there's no word on their condition tonight. >>> scary moments this morning for two people traveling in a toyota camera on 580 near dublin canyon road. the driver was going too fast for the weather conditions and lost control of the car. it struck a guardrail, plunged down an enbankment and caught fire. the two people inside were not hurt. >>> the roads were slick when a pg & e worker crashed in sacramento. tommy flipo lost control of his sleek and flipped right into a light pole. the road was closed for several hours due to concerns that the pole could topple over. >>> the bay area has been plagued by power outages all day as a result of the weather and here are the latest numbers we have from pg & e. the north bay has the most outages, the south bay and peninsula have
KICU
Dec 6, 2012 11:30pm PST
suit against delta airlines saying the company's mobile app violates california privacy law. the flight delta app collecting personal information. the suit aims to stop delta from distributing the app until it posts such a policy. the lawsuit is also seeking $2,500 per violation. a delta spokesperson said he can't comment on pending litigation. >>> tonight at 10:30, trouble at a horizon. the long simmering labor pursuit that might come to a head as travel ramps up. >>> apple's ceo tim cook said in a broadcast interview today the company will produce an existing line of mac computers in the united states starting next year. he didn't say which one or where the assembly plant would be located. apple has faced a lot of criticism over working conditions at some of its chinese facilities. >>> attorneys for apple and samsung are duking it out again. today samsung asked a judge in san jose to throw out or revise a billion dollar judgment. while apple argued that the punishment did not go far enough. >>> after the worse drop in four years, apple shares were up more than $8 today. shares closed
KICU
Dec 12, 2012 11:30pm PST
ability to lead california. good evening, i'm frank somerville. >> i'm julie haener. jerry brown has been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer, and is now undergoing treatment at ucsf. learned about the cancer diagnosis and what the governor faces. >> reporter: earlier this evening, a hospital source told me that the governor received treatment here on the fourth floor at the university of california, san francisco. uscf is one of the preprostrate cancer treatment centers in america. the governor released a statement today saying fortunately, this is early stage, localized prostate cancer. the key is early diagnosis. >> if men who need treatment aren't detected early, they're less likely, far less likely to be cured. >> reporter: a prostate cancer surviver himself, dr. shoeman says patients have options, ranging from monitoring the tumor's growth, to radiation treatment like the governor, to removing the prostate. patients need to work closely with their oncologist. >> they're best equipped to make the recommendations on what to do. and whether or not they should get treatment. >>
KICU
Dec 5, 2012 11:30pm PST
you can expect tomorrow that will impact your morning commute. >> california lawmakers buying state cars. the new report that reveals how that move actually >>> a new report shows at least a dozen california lawmakers repaired, or upgraded their state vehicles at taxpayer expense just before pieing them as their personal vehicles. >> reporter: lawmakers were given a deadline to turn in their state vehicles. according to the associated press, some lawmakers made thousands of dollars in repairs to cars they would soon own again. bob dutten spent almost $6,000 of taxpayer money to repair his chevy tahoe. all in the months before the state sold his suv, which dutten bought back. attempts to reach former senator dutten failed, but he's quoted as saying the car needed work as it approached $100,000. >> reporter: he is not alone, others also spent thousands of dollars to fix their cars. senator artesia had a bill for nearly $2,400 in the weeks approximate before he bought it. assemblyman hall of compton racked up more than $2,400 before the state sold his car, and then he bought it back. c
KICU
Dec 19, 2012 11:30pm PST
outside more than 20 keyser hospitals in northern california today trying to call attention to what they claim are inadequate staffing levels. the california nurse's association oed today's informational picket. the nurses say short staffing is a chronic problem in quizzer emergency rooms. a spokeswoman says staffing complies with and often exceeds state mandated requirements. we do have some imbalances in where we have perhaps too many nurses in one place and one unit and have needs for nurses in other units. >> it is hoping to work with the union to create a better balance of staff. >> time magazine has named president barack obama the 2012 person of the year. the editor of time cited what he called the obama effect. the president beat out 15-year- old pakistani activist, am ceo and egyptian president. president obama also received the title in 2008 when he was president-elect. >>> shopper track which analyzes customer traffic is cut its holiday sales forecast. this as shopping slows following the thanksgiving weekend buying frenzy. the company lowered its expectations from 3.3% t
KICU
Dec 27, 2012 11:30pm PST
to be. >> why california is going to take an extra hit if we go over the fiscal cliff. >>> new at 10:00, a man was critically wounded at a shooting in an east b.a.r.t. station. it happened this afternoon at the bay point station. service was interrupted for some time while police searched if station but they did not turn up a suspect. the victim only described as a male was taken to the hospital with what is being called serious injuries. >>> 1,170 people were arrested for dui statewide compared to 1,080 in 1990. in the bay area 165 people have been arrested for dui and there have been three fatal collisions. last year there were 188 arrests and no fatalities. >>> happening now, matt keller is live in fremont where a dui checkpoint is currently on the way. >> this checkpoint has been going on here on fremont boulevard for about an hour. officers are speaking to each driver and handing them a pamphlet. they say there's been nine dui arrests. they rarely make a drunk driving arrests at their dui checkpoints but they write a lot of tickets. we watched as the officer stopped a car with s
KICU
Dec 28, 2012 11:30pm PST
the financial cliff for 1.2 million americans 400,000 here in california may be a financial guillotine, tom vacar, ktvu news. >>> as tom mentioned 1.2 million americans would lose their long term unemployment benefits a deal could not be reached. a big portion of that population lives in california where 400,000 people would be affected. in the bay area we found there are more than 22,000 people in alameda and contra costa county that would lose their benefits. >>> the comptrollers office advice that employers use 2010 rates. social security would take an extra 2%. if the cliff is avoided, workers will be reimbursed. >>> a new alert system for missing seniors is set to take effect in california january 1st. it's called the silver alert program. the system is similar to the amber alert program for missing children. but it's intended for seniors who suffer from dementia. they will issue emergency reports to median and laboring law enforcement agencies. >>> friends in the bay area are remembering a key figure in the environment movement who died suddenly. amber lee is live in san francisco wit
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Dec 21, 2012 11:30pm PST
space. >> more crazy drivers on the road. yeah. >> reporter: the california highway patrol is urging motorists to slow down and not to talk or text with their cell phones while driving. reporting live, amber le, ktvu channel 2 news. >> flooding closed high wy1 today -- highway 1 today. it reached the wheel wells of a truck. there it is there. it was stranded in the middle of the water. we checked on that road and it is back open tonight. >> a close call for a woman who was just about to get into her car. a tree came trashing down on top of a car port. the tree missed the woman. she was not hurt. >> in richmond, the street reopened after crews were fixing a six hole. rain from 2010 caused it to collapse. crews will continue to work in the area for several more months. >>> another road that was forced to shut down because of a sink hole is back open again. mountain view drive has been closed since december 2. it reopened at noon today after crews worked for 9 straight days. >>> we have been putting live storm tracker 2 to work. light to moderate cells across the area. show you rain sho
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Dec 4, 2012 11:30pm PST
of northern california show sheriff greg ahon received bids for the drone back in august with the stated purpose of intelligence gathering and surveillance. >> we have nothing yet on paper that will bind the sheriff impose written and personal safeguards and mechanisming to prevent public abuses. >> to think we would go an use an unmanned aerial system for civilian surveillance is inaccurate. >> reporter: ahern says the surveillance would be used primarily for search and rescue. a vote is now expected early next year. >>> president obama appears to be winning support for his plan to raise taxes on the wealthy to help deal with the so called fiscal cliff. ktvu's rita williams reports on the court of public opinion and why it may not be enough. >> reporter: what do you think? will the president in congress send the country plunging over the fiscal cliff. >> i don't think they'll reach it. i don't know what they will do then. >> i am hoping and praying they do. come together. >> i am hoping it will be by the end of the year. >> do you think they will reach an agreement or not? >> i don't. >
KICU
Dec 11, 2012 11:30pm PST
in hercules, california where we took into custody five individuals. >> reporter: police arrested 31- year-old maelene lintz and montrail brackens on murder charges. and tiler miller and heather leach and maryann manalastas are charged with accessory to murder. >> it was established there was a relationship between the victims and suspects in this case. >> reporter: police aren't saying where the victims were beaten and shot or why they were left in this quiet neighborhood. >> motive is unknown it's part of the investigation process to try to determine what exactly happened with the motive. >> reporter: we asked to speak to the suspects being held in jail but all of them declined an interview today. in san francisco, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the australian radio station involved in the royal prank could be facing charges. the host called the hospital inquiring about kate middleton's morning sickness. >>> still ahead here, free flu shots for children. no strings attached. >>> christmas came early here at at&t park for some children and for at least one [ laughter ] [ girl
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Dec 17, 2012 11:30pm PST
says everything should be on the table. senator dianne feinstein of california says she will introduce legislation to ban the sale of new assault weapons. state senator leeland ye says he will reintroduce a bill. >> unfortunately, gun manufacturers found a loophole in that particular law by creating, and modifying these assault weapons with a bullet button. >> another piece of leming slags being considered in sacramento deals with how schools prepare for information, such as a gunman on the loose. >>> in los gatos, a new store is opening, and among the things it will be selling are guns. what happened in tonight's council meeting? >> reporter: templar sports is expected to open at the end of the month. university avenue has an electric mix of businesses. templar sports service includes the sale of firearms. >> these represent an unnecessary threat to this community. particularly children. >> i do believe that the owners, and operators of templar sports will conduct their business professionally, with integrity, and concern for the residents of los gatos. >> the issue wasn't on the agen
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Dec 18, 2012 11:30pm PST
tp-rs the california department of parks and recreation. the controllers office found managers broke rules to pay more than 200 employees more than half a million dollars in extra pay over three years. the report is the latest blow to that department. last summer employees were found to keep $50,000 hidden in that special fund for more than a decade even as dozens of parks went without safety. >>> as anne rubin tells us they discovered a sense of unity. >> reporter: there were songs and speeches but really this candlelight vigil was about sending a message of support from one elementary school to another. >> i felt sorry for the kids who died and the teachers. >> reporter: so the idea for the vigil was born. parents and students coming together to honor and raise money for the victims of sandy hook. >> i feel proud for supporting their families, for the kids and teachers that died. >> reporter: organizers say they were careful about the tone for the event. that with children present it shouldn't be about fear. >> we take notice of the people on the right and left of us whether we kn
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Dec 24, 2012 11:30pm PST
samaritan. >> union busting is disgusting. >> reporter: the california nurses association represents about 54,000 nurses at the nine hospitals, this is their eighth strike since negotiations began more than a year and a half ago. >> we have not talked about any raises. we just want to keep our contract as it is. >> reporter: key issues include health benefit, sick pay and staffing levels. >> take aways represent a major portion of what we have worked for over the last six years of collective bargaining. >>> the hospital has made multiple proposals regarding pensions, health insurance for nurses, the length of shift and patient safety and all of the hospitals proposals have been rejected. >>> a spokesperson for alta base says the union has unfairly characterized the proposals and say, we simply cannot push the current contract on our patients. the strike ends at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow and that is what east bay nurses will be back on the job. but because of a difference in how long replacement nurses will work in san jose, hda nurses come back on saturday. reporting live, cara lui, ktvu channel
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Dec 26, 2012 11:30pm PST
california's request to waive no child left behind requirements. that law requires schools must raise student test scores in english and math by 2014. the state superintendent of public education says the requirements are unworkable, and unrealistic. he says federal officials told him last week, they're ready to deny california's waiver. without a waiver low income schools are more likely to be taken over by the state, and may lose federal funding. >>> russia's president is expected to sign into law a bill that bans american families from adopting russian orphans. the dire reality for those who don't find a home. >> reporter: a determined set of eyes. >> i just love clothes. >> reporter: a patient hand. 18-year-old julie rally has a dream. in her life sketch, she is a fashion designer. >> a thing about going to konyata college. they have a wonderful two year program for fashion. >> reporter: in 2001, julia was an orphan in russia. >> she was so small at that time, i could carry her through the airport myself on my hip. >> people in the orphanage would get kicked out at 15 and 16, and you're b
KICU
Dec 25, 2012 11:30pm PST
.99 >>> a southern california family really likes christmas trees this season they managed to put 103 of them inside their house. mom and chief decorator allyson seaward says her love came from the enjoinment of pine forests. allyson's calls the january ritual of taking all of these sad but cleansing. >> i wonder where they store all of those in the offseason. >>> big day for basketball and basketball fans. >> should nba players be at home with the family or making some money? well the npa scheduled five big time match ups for christmas. warriors were not part of today's line up. they should be just about getting to their hotel in utah right now to play the jazz tomorrow night. in fact, golden seat hasn't played since saturday when they lost in overtime to the lakers at home. warriors are 7-1 following the loss. this time off during the holidays means more rest and so much more. >> this is just a game, you want to cherish those moments. it's a long season, it's a very demanding one and it's great when we can take a deep breath. relax and enjoy the things that are really important in life. >>> well
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